REVELATION 4:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.”

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Revelation 4:5 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
out of ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) out
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
throne θρόνου A stately seat ("throne"); by implication, power or (concretely) a potentate throne
proceeded ἐκπορεύονται To depart, be discharged, proceed, project proceeded
lightnings ἀστραπαὶ Lightning; by analogy, glare lightnings
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
thunderings βρονταί Thunder thunderings
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
voices: φωναὶ A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language voices
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
there were (No Greek definition. English implied.)
seven ἑπτὰ Seven seven
lamps λαμπάδες A "lamp" or flambeau lamps
of fire πυρὸς "fire" (literally or figuratively, specially, lightning) fire
burning καιόμεναι To set on fire, i.e., kindle or (by implication) consume burning
before ἐνώπιον In the face of (literally or figuratively) before
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
throne, θρόνου A stately seat ("throne"); by implication, power or (concretely) a potentate throne
which αἵ The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
are εἰσιν They are are
the τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
seven ἑπτὰ Seven seven
Spirits πνεύματα A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit Spirits
of θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) of
God. θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God

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  • 3  And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

  • 4  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

  • 5  And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

  • 6  And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

  • 7  And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.




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